Annual Fire Report of Mt. Vernon

Issue 17 and Volume 69.

Annual Fire Report of Mt. Vernon The annual report of Chief John Gibson, of Mt. Vernon, N. Y., covering the period from October, 1919, to October 1, 1920, emphasizes three important features: first, the necessity for more fire alarm boxes in all sections of the city; second, the Oakwood Heights section of the city to have more hydrants, and third, the necessity for a new 65-foot aerial truck. According to the report, there are 434 volunteers in the department and 29 paid men. Of the volunteers, Chemical No. 1 has the largest roster, sixty men, which is a full company. The fire alarms for the year totalled 150, of which 113 were minor and the rest boxes. The principal cause for fires was the careless use of matches, 17 being the result from this cause. Short circuits caused 16 fires and spontaneous combustion, 11. The apparatus of the department at…

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